Australian Gov’t Agency Unimpressed, Says Blockchain ‘At the Top of the Hype Cycle’

Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) doesn’t appear to be impressed with the current state of blockchain technology. According to its chief digital officer, the technology is being pushed not by governments or users, but by vendors. Blockchain at the “Top of a Hype Cycle” Earlier this year, Bitcoinist reported that the Australian Government provided AUD […]

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Blockchain Is Paving the Way Towards Reduced Carbon Emissions

Debate continues to rage about the best practices and strategies needed to collectively curb carbon emissions. Blockchain tech can help. As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity, so does the debate about their energy usage. Research has purported energy consumption habits by miners could be leading to carbon emission levels that could be interfering with national climate […]

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Blockchain Being Used to Save Lives Amidst Opioid Epidemic

A growing number of start-ups and larger companies have begun to experiment with blockchain’s utility for solving public health crises — like the opioid epidemic in the United States. Cryptocurrencies have had a testy relationship with some law enforcement figures in the United States, who see popular forms like Bitcoin as a scapegoat for an […]

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FDIC-rypto? IBM, Stronghold to Launch First Insured Stablecoin

IBM has partnered with fintech startup Stronghold to launch a stablecoin pegged to the US Dollar. The cryptocurrency will be tied to government-backed fiat deposited at banks covered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC). Another Stablecoin in the Making A fintech startup called Stronghold is launching a new cryptocurrency pegged to the US Dollar, […]

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Warren Buffett: Buying Bitcoin ‘Is Not Investing’

Adam James · April 29, 2018 · 1:00 pm Warren Buffett continues to remain notoriously bearish on Bitcoin, claiming those who participate in the market are not investing. ‘That Is Not Investing’ In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Finance in Omaha, Nebraska, leading up to Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting, Buffett revealed that his thinking […]

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